two raw nova scotia halibut portions in a pan
two raw nova scotia halibut portions in a pan
cooked nova scotia halibut on a plate with a side of asparagus
cooked nova scotia halibut in a pan with herbs and spices
cooked nova scotia halibut on a white plate with sauce and vegetables
nova scotia halibut nutrition info

Nova Scotia Wild Halibut

Contains two 7-9 oz. portions

Regular price$42

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Just Landed!  Nova Scotia-caught Halibut is a favorite of the Top Chefs along the Eastern Seaboard. Nova Scotia, located in the North Atlantic, has colder and perhaps more nutrient-rich waters than some parts of Alaska. 

We are what we eat! It's all about the diet with Nove Scotia Halibut. It truly influences the taste and the quality. Although taste can be subjective, you will enjoy this regional favorite!


We all know how healthy seafood is to eat; however, to enjoy it fully, we recommend the following suggestions to Make It Easy!

Fish Fillets

- Sear Medium to High

- 3 to 5 minutes

- Max Finish Temp 145°F

Fish Portions (6-8oz)

- Broil or Bake (350°F Pre-Heated)

- Bake Time 12-20 mins (Thickness)

- Max Finish Temp 145°F

- Seafood Should be Flaky


- Sear Medium to High

- 3 to 5 minutes

- Finish Temp 130-140°F



- Sear Med. High to High

- 45-90 Seconds per side

- Finish Temp 120°F



- Pre-Heat Oven to 350°F

- Baked for 15 minutes

- Use a meat thermometer (140-145°)

- Brush with butter frequently


- Boil Salted Water

- Reduce to Low Bubbling

- 3 to 5 Minutes (3-6oz Tail)

- Add 1 minute for each additional ounce

- Cool immediately in ice water

Please Note: The above guidelines are suggestions only. The average time depends on the size/amount of seafood portions. Stoves and pans also vary in performance, so check color and texture regularly to achieve perfectly cooked seafood. Please use a meat thermometer for accuracy.

Thawing frozen seafood properly is significant not only to ensure the quality of the seafood but also to prevent health risks. For example, all of our seafood has a protective glaze of water to prevent freezer burn-in to ensure quality. Once thawed, gently pat away any excess moisture from the glazing as soon as possible.

We recommend that you follow the USDA’s instructions on safe food handling, which can be found here. We also recommend that all cooking instructions are followed and that you use a food thermometer to ensure that all seafood and other applicable items are cooked to the USDA’s recommended internal temperatures, which can be found here.

Here are a few simple ways how to defrost:

The Refrigerator Method

It might be the longest, but thawing seafood in the refrigerator is undoubtedly the safest way to thaw any protein such as seafood. It also protects the quality of the seafood, providing the best quality-control method. For example, for our Individual Frozen Portions (IFP) or Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) bags like our shrimp and scallops, it can take up to 12- 24 hours to thaw. Please remove from the original package, plate, and cover, or at a minimum, puncture the plastic packaging. Once melted, seafood lasts up to three days in the original packaging. Do not refreeze after thawing.

The Water Method

Here’s how it works:

IFP Portions: Place the seafood in a bowl of cold water (not warm or hot as that starts the cooking process) in the kitchen sink. Change the water now and then or place a constant drip/spray of water to control the temperature. Check the seafood after one hour – it should be fully thawed by then. Cook immediately after thawing.

IQF bags:

Place the desired quantity of seafood (scallops/shrimp) that you will use into another resealable bag.Replace unused IQF seafood immediately back into the freezer.Submerge the sealed bag in a bowl of cold tap water.Let the bag sit in the water until it’s completely thawed, changing the water every 30 minutes, if necessary.

We don’t recommend running under cold water outside of the bag. Cook immediately after thawing.

The Microwave Method

Not always the favorite way, but it’s fast, and the microwave method is undoubtedly the quickest of the three. Still, it’s the least preferred method to preserve the seafood’s quality. But if you forgot to take it out of the freezer and are in a hurry, here’s what you do: make sure you puncture the plastic before placing it in the microwave. Use the “Defrost” function and set the time according to weight. Cook immediately after thawing.

When will my order ship?

If your location is in the western half of the United States, and your order is received by Tuesday at 9:30 AM EST, your order will shipped on Tuesdays to arrive by Thursday. (Locations nearest our shipping facility in Salt Lake City may receive your order the next day.)

If your location is in the eastern half of the United States, and your order is received by Wednesday at 9:30 AM EST, your order will shipped on Wednesday to arrive by Friday.. (Locations nearest our shipping facility in New Jersey may receive your order the next day.)

If you need help or have any questions, please get in touch with us at or send a text to +1-877-820-0987.

We will keep you updated via email regarding your order. You'll receive an email with tracking information when your order ships, is out for delivery, and arrives to your door.

Orders must be $129 or more after all discounts and before any tax. All Orders receive FREE SHIPPING.

We can offer expedited shipping at a additional cost. Please contact customer support here.

Where do you ship?

We ship anywhere in the continental U.S., as long as it has a street address, not a PO Box


Only From Harvesters We Trust

Founded in 1910, Pier Fish is one of the oldest, continuously-operating companies in the seafood industry. Started as a small market and wholesaler, Pier Fish has grown to be one of the major processors of seafood in the Northeast USA, serving customers from coast to coast. With the fourth generation of the founding Barry family now assuming key roles at Pier Fish, the company is well-positioned for continued success into the future.

We’re proud to call New Bedford, MA home to our corporate headquarters and 50,000 square foot processing facility. The city’s waterfront location, fishing culture and experienced workforce attracted us here in 2001, and gives us reason to believe in a long-term, successful future. Investments in our facility elevate Pier Fish as a local processor, with SQF certification giving our customers assurance that we are a “best in class” supplier.

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Juanita D.
United States

Best Seafood

I have received several orders from Know Seafood over the years and everything was delicious.

Lori B.
United States United States

OMG!!!! The best I have ever had!!!!

Unbelievably delicious! I prepare it with butter, Essie Spice, Capers and Lemon. It’s Moist, Flaky, and oh so sweet. This thick cut wild Nova Scotia Halibut is such a treat. We were just at a restaurant in San Diego. Our sons both ordered Alaskan Halibut. It wasn’t even close to being as good as Know Seafood’s Nova Scotia Wild Halibut. Try it, you will LOVE it! We are Hooked!!!!! Lori from California, a very loyal Know Seafood customer since their inception.

joanne v.
United States United States

great tasting halibut!

outstanding! this was my 2nd order!

Dolores C.
United States United States

yUm YuM

Hi Guys . Cooked mine Mediterranean Style ‘Al Cartoccio’ . It was delicious . Meaty and firm akin to a Roughy …

Richard T.
United States United States


Salmon was dark - doesn't look fresh so I'm afraid to eat it for Sashimi (why I got it). When I complained, i was ignored. Then I complained again and got snide remarks and a refund. Ya'll need some work on your customer service. If you'd replaced it with fresh fish, I'd still be a customer. As is, I'm out.

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Michael P.
United States United States

Superb quality at a great price. Halibut costs 2x anywhere else.

Superb quality fish at a great price.

Robert W.
United States United States


I never heard of Nova Scotia Halibut only from Alaska......What a difference of texture & flavor. I will be only buying Nova Scotia from now on. Outstanding.

Cortney N.
United States United States

Wonderfully Flavorful

This was an amazing cut of fish, a large piece (bigger than some steaks), it cooked up easily. Prepared similar to steak it was juicy, flaked well and had an inherent flavor that was to die for.

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